The Breast Center at St. Mary's Medical Center has earned accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. The Breast Center at St. Mary's was recognized for creating clinical best practices in the areas of: navigation, breast cancer surveillance, breast cancer staging and evaluation and management of benign breast disease.
The Breast Center at St. Mary's Medical Center has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This prestigious designation means the Breast Center at St. Mary's has earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).
The Breast Center at St. Mary's offers state-of-the-art digital technology and expanded mammography hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Walk-in mammograms are available Monday-Thursday, 8-11:30 a.m., and 1-4 p.m.
You don't need a physician referral for a screening mammogram. To schedule an appointment with the Breast Center, call 816-655-5515.
A Commitment to Caring
The Breast Center at St. Mary's Medical Center is committed to caring for the bodies, minds and spirits of our paitents. Breast cancer affects not just the patients, but families too. We strive to provide the latest technologies and programs to both support and educate breats cancer patients and their families.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. Statistically, one in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Early detection and prompt treatment is key to battling this disease. The mission of the Breast Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center is to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate medical care to all Breast Center patients.
Continuity of care is emphasized through a multidisciplinary approach, involving the patients, their families and physicians in the decision-making process.
The comprehensive program at the Breast Center includes dedicated technologists, radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, and radiation and medical oncologists. A Certified Breast Patient Navigator, a specialist in oncology and education, guides patients who are dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis through the treatment process and provides emotional support and education. Our registered mammography, ultrasound and MRI technologists offer care unmatched within the community.
The Breast Center is MQSA certified and accredited by the American College of Radiology. Mammogram results are interpreted by a board-certified radiologist with the assistance of the newest computer aided diagnosis (CAD) system.